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Honeycut: The Day I Turned to Glass

Debut release from genre hopping West Coast trio ultimately fails to convince, though it has its moments.

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24 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Beach House: Beach House

Baltimore duo spins soft vocals, electrified keyboards and mechanical percussion into pearlized fogs of melancholy pop.

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24 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Hatori, Miho: Ecdysis

Allow her to reintroduce herself: her name is Miho.

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24 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Walkmen: Pussy Cats

An uneven labor of love from one of the best bands today.

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James Kochalka Superstar: Spread Your Evil Wings and Fly

So, uh, what exactly is "chooglin'," anyway?

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24 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Cut Copy: Fabriclive.29

Solid mix for the Fabriclive series fuses the latest in hard-edged electro with unabashed '80s throwbacks, and a few surprises from the vault.

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Riley Baugus: Long Steel Rail

A traditional music fan will appreciate Baugus' interpretations; but if you are new to this genre, you'd best find another introduction.

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The Roger Kellaway Trio: Heroes

The piano-guitar-bass trio format has a long, noble history in jazz, but exponents should beware of imitating.

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23 Oct 2006 // 2:00 AM

Fun and bouncy, it's great if punchy humor is to your tastes, but otherwise will seem overwhelmingly cutesy.

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23 Oct 2006 // 2:00 AM

Slow, soulful and somewhat bittersweet, Ryan Scott’s first effort is the lovable title track that sounds a bit like The Twilight Singers, John Mayer

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Astronautalis continues to keep one foot in hip-hop and one in indie, as he searches for meaning in an alien world.

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23 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Darkel: Darkel

First solo release from one half of French electro merchants Air suggests he should stick to instrumentals or let someone else take over vocal duties.

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Lou Reed: Coney Island Baby

On this tuneful 1976 gem, the streetwise, gender-bending rebel revealed that all he really wanted was to "play football for the coach".

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23 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Who: Endless Wire

The Who are still very good and just as relevant as ever.

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Robin Thicke: The Evolution of Robin Thicke

Thicke gets a new name, adopts a new sound, and uses what's already known to craft an enjoyable second album.

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23 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Colour Revolt: Colour Revolt EP

Colour Revolt, a new band out of Oxford, Mississippi, get a re-release of their debut EP through Tiny Evil after a limited release at the

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Roy Haynes and the Fountain of Youth Band: Whereas

Modern bop, live in Minnesota! Yup -- and it's great.

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Various Artists: The Rough Guide to West African Gold

For someone who wants to hear a good sampler that includes enough of the essentials to keep a newcomer informed, but doesn't retread tunes that will bore old-timers, The Rough Guide to West African Gold hits the nail on the head.

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Hector Bambino El Father: Los Rompe Discotekas

Reggaetón has an achilles' heel, and it is very much on display here.

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Myra Melford: The Image of Your Body

If you like a little hard-hitting adventure in your jazz, this album is artful and intelligent. And, oh yes, it definitely swings.

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